Winners in the art contest sponsored by the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College have been announced. The contest is designed to encourage 9- to 18-year-old students to notice local water resources, and what lives in and around them. The online site for the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, carries the list of winner. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Lilly Center Announces Art Contest Winners
This year, nearly 300 students from Kosciusko County schools drew inspiration from local lake and streams to create art for the Lilly Center Art Contest.
The 20 winning pieces are now on display in the Warsaw Alley in downtown Warsaw and at the Lilly Center, according to a news release from the Center.
Anna Arter created “Ducks at Dawn,” a first-place winner. “I really enjoyed working on all the intricate details and colors to make my piece life-like,” Arter said. “It was interesting to see how all the colors and textures came together. I never realized how many colors were actually in one object.”
Arter attends Whitko High School and is in Daniel Malicki’s art class. While preparing art for the Lilly Center’s contest, the class talked about how artists can intersect and impact conservation. They looked at well-known artists like John Audubon and Ansel Adams.
“We talked about our observations and experiences in nature, and how we can make our experiences and observations relatable to the viewer,” Malicki explained.
The class decided their objective of their artwork was to help keep local waterways clean, and to preserve the beauty of nature for themselves and future generations.
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